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Event Scheduled for Sep 21, 2018

Event: MSE Seminar Speaker - Dr. Paul C. Canfield

Location: IMS-20

Time: 09:45 am

Details of Event:
The Materials Science and Engineering department invites you to a seminar by

Dr. Paul C. Canfield
Distinguished Professor of Physics, Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University

Friday, September 21, 2018
Institute of Materials Science Building, Room 20, at 9:45 a.m.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m.

“CaFe2As2: from Fe-based superconductivity to superelasticity”

Abstract: The discovery of Fe-based superconductivity in 2008 ended the tyranny of copper in terms of thinking about the design and mechanism for high-temperature-superconductivity. Over the past decade an extensive research effort has focused on FeAs-based compounds. In this talk I want to focus on one specific material: CaFe2As2 and highlight what we have learned about the interaction between structural, magnetic and electronic degrees of freedom and transitions in this complex material. I also want to show how a project that originally starts as an effort in superconductivity evolves into the discovery of a new mechanism for super-elasticity.


Bio: Paul C. Canfield, Ph.D., graduated, suma cum laude, with a B.S. in physics from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville) in 1983. He received his M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his Ph.D. in 1990, having researched experimental condensed matter physics. From 1990 to 1993, Dr. Canfield was a postdoctoral researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, working with Drs. Joe Thompson and Zachary Fisk. In 1993, Dr. Canfield joined the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University (Ames). Since then, he has become a senior physicist in the laboratory, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the university, holding the Robert Allen Wright Professorship. Dr. Canfield’s research is centered on the design, discovery, growth and characterization of novel electronic and magnetic materials. He has made key contributions to the fields of superconductivity, heavy fermions, quantum criticality, quasicrystals, spin glasses, local-moment metamagnetism, and metal-to-insulator transitions. Dr. Canfield has helped to educate and train researchers in experimental, new-materials-physics throughout the world, emphasizing the need to tightly couple growth (often in single crystal form) and measurement of new materials. Dr. Canfield is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He was awarded the 2011 Department of Energy Lawrence Award for Condensed Matter Physics. In 2014, Dr. Canfield was awarded the APS David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics, and was named a Gordon and Betty Moore Materials Synthesis Investigator. In 2015, he received the Humboldt Research Award. In 2017 he was awarded the APS James McGroddy prize for new materials.

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Sponsored By: Materials Science and Engineering Department

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